The process of generating an image or series of images from a model by means of computer programming.

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Coordinate system handling for 2D UI

Following on from the aspect ratios question, I'm interested to hear what other people are using when working on 2D UI systems (most likely their own home-grown solutions). Specifically, how do you ...
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Rotate around a 3d Object (Software Renderer)

I have a simple 3d software renderer (SDL / C++) which can load a 3ds Model and render it (shaded) and rotate it around X Y Z - Axis. Now I would like to rotate / move around the object, meaning, the ...
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Converting Cube Maps

I have cube maps in lat/long format, and i need to convert them to Horizontal/Vertical Cross, and individual cross images, is there an utility to do that?
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How can I create my own sky maps? [closed]

What are the methods/tools for generating realistic skies with clouds and atmospheric shading? FOSS alternatives and spherical projections get extra points.
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What is deferred rendering?

I've heard about deferred rendering and how using it can allow for "lots" of lights in a scene without a huge performance hit, but what is it and (from a high level) how is it implemented?
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What is a texture atlas?

I've heard about this concept, but what is it?
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What is ambient occlusion?

I've heard about ambient occlusion and it looks nice, but what exactly is it?